“The unexamined life is not worth living.“ – Socrates, Athenian philosopher
Philosophy and Religious Studies are at the centre of virtually every human intellectual endeavour. By inducing us to ask ourselves large, seemingly abstract questions such as “is there a God?”, “what is the meaning of life?”, “how am I to live?”, “what is truth?”, and “how do I know that I exist?”, the study of philosophy can help us to arrive at solutions to the most pressing practical problems that face us in everyday life. Indeed, most academic disciplines require at a higher level of study at least some awareness of philosophical issues. Reading about and arguing over philosophy encourages students to become more open minded and receptive to the points of view of others. A Level Philosophy and Religious Studies allows them to become adept in abstract reasoning and in constructing well-formulated arguments, skills that command a premium in the modern workplace.
Private tuition in A Level Philosophy at LCC Learning is carried out by teachers from some of the most prestigious London academic institutions. They are deeply engaged by their subject matter and have a strong track record in leading their students to success in their A Level Philosophy and Religious Studies examinations. Their private tuition sessions cover all aspects of the A Level Philosophy and Religious Studies syllabuses. During their private tuition sessions, students learn about the differences and similarities that exist between the major world religions, the various arguments that have been advanced for and against the existence of God, the problems that philosophy has found in examining our everyday claims to knowledge, and how it has challenged or sought to defend the belief that moral obligations are real and binding upon us. Private tuition at LCC Learning is Socratic in the best sense; teaching progresses through asking and answering questions, not merely through rote-learning. Students are taught to think for themselves and to become independent in their studies. Private tuition sessions LCC Learning are at the same time heavily exam focused. In order to ensure that students reach their full potential in their A Level Philosophy or Religious Studies, we regularly stage mock examinations.
Topics studied in A Level Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Reason and Experience
- Government, Consent and the Law
- The Idea of God and Proofs Advanced For and Against His Existence
- Knowledge of the External World
- Free Will and Determinism
- Philosophy of Mind
- Epistemology and Metaphysics
- Moral Philosophy
- World Religions (Christianity, Buddhism, Sikkhism, Judaism, Islam)
LCC Learning Tutors can be seen for private tuition on a regular or occasional basis. They are able either to supplement normal classroom teaching or to provide the sole private tuition in A Level Philosophy and Religious Studies. LCC Learning offers private tuition in those key subjects most respected by leading schools and universities. Our private tuition covers all the A Level examination boards (OCR, AQA, Edexcel and WJEC).